PEOPLE in Huddersfield are being asked to support a campaign to make bus travel more accessible.
Epilepsy Society is campaigning for the government to make changes to the disabled person’s bus pass.
This would include travel during peak hours and a free companion pass where needed.
The pass is a vital concession for epilepsy sufferers who have been refused a driving licence because of their condition.
People in Scotland and Wales entitled to a pass are already able to travel at any time.
Some local authorities in England have implemented their own bus travel concessions.
They have extended the hours of free travel to include peak times.
However the majority, including West Yorkshire councils, have not.
People are being asked to sign an e-petition to show their support for the changes.
Amanda Cleaver, campaigns manager for the Society, said: “We think the regional variations are confusing and impact upon those who need their pass for travelling to work.
“Epilepsy Society is campaigning for the same unrestricted operating hours throughout the UK.
“The proposed change would benefit anyone entitled to the pass and we hop we can count on wide ranging support.”
For more information and to sign the e-petition got to www.epilepsysociety.org.uk/bus.